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Postby steelerfan04 » Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:36 pm

With his injury and all, what value does Kevin Jones have as a keeper for next year? Even if he does come back in time for the opener, he will still never be the same. Is it worth taking a flier on him as a keeper?
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Postby maddog60 » Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:58 pm

I think his injury makes him a good buy low candidate this off-season, and he's not a bad #2 RB to hold onto, safer as a #3, but either way enormous upside.
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Postby Vixtor » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:33 am

Little to none depending on your options and number of keepers.
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Postby RWLongy4 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:01 am

Kevin Jones will be a large focus of the Lions offense next year. He has huge upside next year assuming he's 100% by the regular season.
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Postby SwiperNoSwiping » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:48 am

RWLongy4 wrote:Kevin Jones will be a large focus of the Lions offense next year. He has huge upside next year assuming he's 100% by the regular season.


I thought it was a 12 month recovery time from the injury. Is that not true? Meaning that he would miss the start of the season and be out to like December...I could very well be mistaken though.
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Postby dissent » Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:11 am

SwiperNoSwiping wrote:
RWLongy4 wrote:Kevin Jones will be a large focus of the Lions offense next year. He has huge upside next year assuming he's 100% by the regular season.


I thought it was a 12 month recovery time from the injury. Is that not true? Meaning that he would miss the start of the season and be out to like December...I could very well be mistaken though.


That's what I understood as well and there's a chance he'll never come back from it.

I would say Jones has no keeper value. If anything he will be a drafted as a late gamble pick, but probably undrafted in most leagues.
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Postby aaawall91 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:32 pm

I'm not sure what Jones went down with, but saying a recovery time of 12 months is pretty vauge, IMO. I'm not sure if you meant for a normal person, or for a Pro. Because when someone like me got an injury that is typically a 12 month recovery time, thats usually how long it is, little longer, little shorter it depends. but for a pro, its unlikly that it will take them near that long, they can get special therapy and treatment on a daily basis pretty much the whole time they are injuried, and that helps alot as well as many other things, such as better "specialists" and things, because they can afford it, and because they need to heal better faster, because its how they make a living.

I'm not saying he will be ready for the season opener by no means, just that 12 months is an unlikly time frame, if that is whats projected for the injury.
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Postby RWLongy4 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:49 pm

From CBS Sportsline

Detroit RB Kevin Jones underwent surgery on his injured left foot Wednesday and will begin a long rehabilitation period. The Lions' leading rusher was injured late in Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Lions trainer Al Bellamy confirmed that Jones sustained a Lisfranc injury, a tearing of the tissues that connect the bones in the middle of the foot. Detroit LB Teddy Lehman missed more than 12 months with a similar injury. More optimistic projections have Jones, who rushed for 689 yards and six touchdowns, returning for the start of next season. He set career bests this season with 61 receptions and 520 yards. Bellamy said Jones cannot put any weight on the foot for six weeks. He'll then go from a cast to a walking boot for another six weeks. At some point, doctors will remove screws from his foot.


From what i've heard he has a chance to be back by the regular season. As I said if he's 100% he'll be very solid next year for the lions... That is a fairly big if.

By the way aaawall you play goalie for Miami? Just wondering because that's where I go to school. ;-D
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Postby maddog60 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:30 pm

If I remember correctly isn't the Lisfranc injury what Westbrook had last year? It seemed to kinda linger into the early part of the season, but Kevin Jones should be around for at least the 2nd half next year.
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Postby Humpback » Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:16 am

It's the same story with pretty much every injury- we won't have any idea how he's going to be until he's out there playing. He obviously has a lot of upside, but also has a lot of risk. If you have 10+ keepers, I'd certainly consider him, but it's just too risky if you only get to keep a few. I'd rather hold onto guys with less question marks, then maybe draft him later when more is know about his situation.

In terms of recovery time, they've said it varies with this injury, but it could be up to 12 months. Some people have had it and recovered in less than 6 months. There's a chance he starts from game 1, there's a chance he doesn't see the field next year at all. Most likely, somewhere in the middle.
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